Interview with Katherine Oden, August 7, 2016

Project: Jenkins Coal Town Archaeology Oral History Project

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Katherine Oden describes what it was like to live and grow up in McRoberts, Kentucky. She discusses her children and her husband's work as a coal miner. She discusses local stores, shopping habits, paying with scrip, alcohol distribution, and gardening in the community. She also talks about typical meals, outhouses, and developing technology. She describes the segregated school system, going to a black-only school, and racial dynamics in McRoberts. Finally, Oden shares her hopes for the future of McRoberts.

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2017oh385_jcta016

Interviewee Name

Katherine Oden

Interviewer Name

Zada Komara

Interview Date

2016-08-07

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Oden, Katherine Interview by Zada Komara. 07 Aug. 2016. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Oden, K. (2016, August 07). Interview by Z. Komara. Jenkins Coal Town Archaeology Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Oden, Katherine, interview by Zada Komara. August 07, 2016, Jenkins Coal Town Archaeology Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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